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wordcloudwpmv2Good coaching is individual, pragmatic and energising.

Unusually good coaching is a rather lovely work of human co-creation.

Over 25 years, I have been different types of coach as I have worked in different contexts for different ends. And as I have grown up as a coach and as a person. My life experience shapes the kind of coaching I do as well as how i use my professional skills. I work with individuals directly as well as within organisations, but truthfully I am much more interested in humans. I work either face to face here in Southwold or remotely via telephone or Skype, unless I am working with teams in their workplace. And you can find out more by contacting me here for a quick free chat.

I specialise in life and career tipping points.

REBUILDING after PTSD:  Recovery from PTSD has two phases. The first is about PTSD recovery. I am not an expert in this but work with Sonya Farrell who is one. The second is about rebuilding your confidence in a post-PTSD life. As a form of action-based learning, coaching is a perfect tool for the normal rhythm of rebuilding yet few experienced coaches understand the residue of PTSD. Learn more…

REFINING Early Choices:  The transition point between the structure of education or family and the challenges of early career choices can be a difficult one for many young people in their mid 20s. Finding a sense of purpose that enables them to be self-directed while understanding more about themselves as a young work in progress in a complicated world full of choices can be a sticky point for some. Learn more…

RENOVATING at Midlife:  Midlife is rarely reached without a few punches in the face from life or a sense of unease or uncertainty. Those years from about 45 onwards often bring unchosen change or uninvited loss – empty nests, health issues, family pressures, the demands of both career success and failure. It is a time of life renovation which can be both creative and destructive. Learn more…

RESETTING Priorities:  Most of my executive coaching work is when experienced professionals feel a scratch or an itch. Those times in our working life and development when we feel a need to move away from something or towards something. Sometimes it is created by an external change like a new role or a changing business. Sometimes it is created by an internal desire for growth or new priorities. Learn more…

REVIVING Teams:  Teams are at the heart of organisational life and productivity. Few goals in working life can be accomplished by one person behind a desk. Yet our ability to lead, manage or deliver as part of an unusually effective team often lags behind our own level of personal expertise. The wish for a group becoming ‘greater than the sum of its’ parts’ rarely seems to happen by accident and the results lie less in the theory and more in the practice of how a given team works. Learn more…